Saturday, February 27, 2010

Open Figure/Portrait Sessions 2010

The Saturday Open Figure/Portrait Sessions are held the 2nd and 4th Saturdays of each month. So, we have had 4 sessions this year. All of our models were wonderful and offered different challenges. We had one nude, a mother and 6 month old baby, a woman in a medieval costume and a young man with a mandolin and really neat jacket. Here are a few photos from some of the sessions. It is fun to try to complete a study in one session, and it is great to paint with friends.

Saturday, February 06, 2010

Jack's Screen

Jack has painted three double-sided screens over the years. All of them had three panels, but this is the only one with the rounded top on the middle panel, and it is my favorite! It stands in the corner of the new studio now, and it serves as the "changing room" for the model. We turn it around periodically, so that we can enjoy both sides. In the top photo, Violet is standing in front of it. On this side is the story of the Fox and the Crane from Aesop's Fables. In the second photo, Violet is peeking out from behind the screen. Can you see her? And in the third photo (which was taken at night), the story of the Fox and the Grapes from Aesop's Fables is seen. Walking into the studio and seeing this wonderful painting (paintings) makes me smile!